Category Archives: AoLE Cross-Curricular Numeracy

We are top of the (daily) league!

Congratulations to Year 5 who finished top of the daily leaderboard in Swansea’s Sumdog competition!! We finished 7th overall in the county for the week! We had two pupils who finished 3rd and 5th across the whole of Swansea also! Well done Holly and Ben! The children have all been given certificates to mark their achievements. Sumdog is available for them to play online at home to help develop their mental maths skills in a fun, interactive way!
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Sportrelief: Year 1

Year 1 have had a busy day today for Sportrelief. They loved using the balance bikes this morning and it was great to see some of them gain in confidence as they practised. Then, we joined Year 2 and the children completed various different challenges, which also helped develop numeracy skills as they timed themselves doing different exercises.
This afternoon, the children did a couple of laps around the village. They were amazing and I am so proud of how well they did. Ardderchog!!

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Pea Brain Budget!

Year 6 have been learning about budgeting this week. They understood that in order to run a successful business, good budgeting is essential. They were given a challenge, in groups, to budget the running of a home. Each group was given forty dried peas to begin! They were told that the peas were worth £2000 and had to work out how much one would be. They then had to choose how to spend their peas from a variety of scenarios, not forgetting to pay tax! We discussed the difference between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. The children were very sensible, although choosing a few luxuries! We were pleased to find out that each group was left with at least £400!

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Year 3 Techniquest Trip

What an amazing time we all had at Techniquest today. As soon as we arrived, the children were eager to explore all of the interactive exhibits – and they weren’t disappointed. They began by watching a lively presentation about light in the science theatre, which they thoroughly enjoyed – they learnt so much! They were then able to take what they had learnt back onto the exhibition floor to continue their self-directed learning and discovery. What a wonderful opportunity for the children which allowed them to learn through investigation, discussion and collaboration. Well done Year 3, you were a credit to our school today.

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Predators, Poo and Food Chains!

Well, what a few days! We have been working on a carousel of Science activities:

1- Making the ultimate predator
2 – Food chains
3 – Digestive system

The children got to build their ultimate predator, using the most deadly parts of different animals to make a new ‘King of the Savannah’

Also, they looked at Savannah food chains. There were a few surprises, but all children were able to confidently create 3 or 4 step food chains.

Finally, we take a journey through the body and discovered exactly what happenes to our food as it passes through the various organs! We used bread, water, vinegar and food colouring to make he final product. We rounded it off with a Kahoot quiz to ensure the children retained what they had learnt. Enjoy the photos.
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Egg Experts in Year 2!

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Today the Year 2 children thoroughly enjoyed investigating eggs. They learned how eggs provide food, air and protection for the chick growing inside. They enjoyed finding out about the air sac, yolk, albumen and shell…and got very messy along the way! The children worked on recording their results carefully in different ways. They are now egg experts, and are looking forward to our class eggs arriving on Monday. We can’t wait to watch them hatch into chicks! Gwaith gwych, Year 2!

Move over Jack.. Reception are planting Beans!

As part of our Fairytales topic, Reception have been busy planting. We got out the soil, beans, gloves and trowels.. We set to work!

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Year 3 Shadow Investigation

The children have been busy the past two days investigating shadows. The question we were investigating was what happens to the size of a shadow as you move the light source away from an object? We had a mixture of predictions with some children thinking the shadow would get bigger and some predicting that the shadow would get smaller. In small groups the children carried out the investigation, recorded their results and created a bar chart, they then used their results to write a conclusion. The results clearly showed that the shadow got smaller as the light source moved away from the object. Ardderchog Year 3.

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World Book Day – David Walliams

We have had a lot of fun in Year 5 today, celebrating World Book Day! Our chosen author was David Williams. We kicked the day off with an amazing assembly from local author Helen Docherty. We then undertook various literacy and numeracy challenges based on ‘Gangsta Granny’. We had to use our co-ordinates skills to find the thief, and had a choice of 13 literacy tasks based on the book. Alternatively, children could redesign their favourite book cover. We finished the day by watching ‘Ratburger’ and will be following this up with various literacy challenges over the coming weeks.
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